Kansas City vs Atlanta (Sun May 5th, 8:00PM CT) [R]

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by vividox, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It's no longer possible, sadly. Eurosport dropped MLS and no one else in Germany picked it up. My vpn was uncovered. So I listen to WHB.
     
  2. Inca Roads

    Inca Roads Member+

    Nov 22, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I think August is usually about fatigue and injuries in general. But Roger is by far the most noticeable absence, even with Ilie in consideration. The last time we had a reasonable replacement for what Roger brings to the team, his name was Paolo Nagamura.
     
  3. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And even Nagamura couldn't replace him in 2015.
     
  4. kcfooty

    kcfooty Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You are hardcore.
     
    mschofield repped this.
  5. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Nice word for pathetic
     
    Sachsen repped this.
  6. VFish

    VFish BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jan 7, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Sorry to read about your injury woes. Are you going to be able to field 11 tomorrow? Based on the season so far, the way to get points against Atlanta is to bunker. I know you guys are beat up, but I hope Peter Vermes doesn't resort to those tactics.

    Good luck tomorrow, and by that I mean I hope no one else gets injured, we have entertaining game, but Atlanta goes home with 3 points.

    Cheers!
     
  7. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We’ll field an 11. If the players that are injured don’t play, we’ll look like this probably.

    Salloi - Nemeth - Russell
    Rowe - Zelalem/Croizet
    Gutierrez
    Sinovic/Croizet - Barath - Abdul - Zusi
    Melia
     
  8. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Barath Rwat? Fontas has had a full week of rest, right? Does he remain uninjured? I get that Fontas Rwat were a disaster, but it would seen that Fontas Barath are a more workable partnership.From what we've seen of Rwat looks like he's going to need time to became an SKC style player. Ditto with Zelalem. I do think he's got the quality we need to play that role well, or swap with Felipe. But man, we all knew Roger was going to break down someday, I was just hoping it would be after Zelelem figured out what we do.
    Also, I get the sense that the Croizet experiment is the equivalent of Vermes RB experiment a couple years back. Zusi looked rough around the edges, defensively, those first couple months, but Vermes had his mind made up and wasn't worried about that. Maybe Seth just needed an extended break, but if we see Croizet play again, and produce the way he did last weekend? I get Vermes point on this, bookends of Croizet and Zusi (both seem to have good engines) gives you a possession edge. Not sure that it doesn't give you a matching minus defensively (I rate Zusi as among if not the best RBs in MLS though).
     
  9. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fontas hasn't practiced at all this past week.
    https://www.thebluetestament.com/20...-for-sporting-kansas-city-players-and-coaches
     
    mschofield repped this.
  10. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Crap. Sanchez, Gerso, Fontas, Besler Roger would be a good base for a staring 11.
    Rwat had a bad game last time out, but I wasn't overly bothered with it, except for the moment when he could have headed clear, quite routinely, and went to play the ball with his foot. The other problems he had, when to shift, who to mark, these things get coached into a player. that was a really bad instinct. I am hoping it was a one off.
     
  11. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I will add this, from the moment we signed Rwat and Barath, I've been wondering if this isn't our starting CB tandem for 2021, if not at some point in 2020.
     
  12. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree about Rwatubyaye, he's still really raw, but I'd rather have him starting than Smith who looked completely out of his depth in MLS last year.
     
    mschofield repped this.
  13. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I've been shocked how bad Smith looks in SPR highlights. he looks slow, both in foot speed and thought.
     
  14. Inca Roads

    Inca Roads Member+

    Nov 22, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I do hope we get to keep Rwatubyaye for a good while. I think Vermes could turn him into a really solid CB.

    I missed the news on Ilie. He's hurt again?
     
  15. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    saying calf issue.
    OUT: Jimmy Medranda (M) - knee injury
    OUT: Erik Hurtado (F) - right knee surgery
    OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (D) - torn meniscus
    OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip surgery
    OUT: Roger Espinoza (M) - knee injury
    OUT: Matt Besler (D) - hamstring strain
    OUT: Gerso Fernandes (F) - broken wrist
    QUESTIONABLE: Andreu Fontas (D) - calf injury
    QUESTIONABLE: Ilie Sanchez (M) - calf injury
     
  16. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  17. BenDover

    BenDover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 4, 2010
    Olathe, KS
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know Pity Martinez has not gotten in sync with the ATL attack yet, but against a cobbled together SKC defense, I think it’s going to be a long disappointing night for the fans. Prediction: ATL 4 - SKC 1
     
  18. Kooth

    Kooth Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was a terrible half of futbol from SKC. When was the last time we bunkered like that at home?
     
    mschofield repped this.
  19. lukeD

    lukeD Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Olathe
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We still have Open Cup.
     
  20. Inca Roads

    Inca Roads Member+

    Nov 22, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Haha. Ha. Haha ha ha.
     
  21. kcfooty

    kcfooty Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. BenDover

    BenDover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 4, 2010
    Olathe, KS
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess I was a bit optimistic thinking SKC could score a goal. :thumbsdown:
     
    mschofield repped this.
  23. SportingKCFan

    SportingKCFan Member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Appropriate on retro night that we play like it was 1999.
     
  24. Inca Roads

    Inca Roads Member+

    Nov 22, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    By the 75th minute, the stadium looked like an old school Arrowhead attendance!
     
  25. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    first, f this game.
    Second, looking at Audi, briefly, man we sucked. Overall, Atlanta put up 5100 Audi points, that is a spanking, while we were at 1700 (i'm rounding, because it's not worth going back and forth on this one).
    A couple interesting tidbits: Rowe, Audi score, 5. Remember, 220-235 is average. So, did he get there by doing lots of bad stuff? No, during his 65 minutes he did lose an aerial, a tackle and a challenge as well as a couple take ons, but these are not unusual negative numbers. he just didn't have any positives to make up for them. Consider that he was in the lineup for Roger. He connected on 19 passes. In 65 minutes. Look at his activity map, it's essentially a canvas that Pollack decided to start, then got bored with an put away for later. He disrupted nothing, at all.
    Zusi was worse, though at least he was kind of active. 47 -10 on passing. The numbers blame him for one goal, which is really interesting because they normally do not do that (his -225 would be a bit better without the -302 he was dinged for that). Also interesting, our second worst Audi performer was Seth, -52, 58-13 on passing and 3 take ons won canceled out by a lot a couple lost.
    I went to look at Smith, thinking "jeebus" but Audi had him as one of 4 SKC players who outperformed the average MLS player, 268. Take away long passes, and he was 69-3. he had 4 clearances (and really, ffs, we still gave up 3 goals?), lost 2 takes ons, two aerial challenges.
    Audi sez we were completely destroyed in the midfield and wings. Felipe was our best midfielder, though Ilie almost matched his numbers in 25 minutes) but was substantially below average. Croizet in midfield was back to Croizet numbers. Lotta hustle, not so much quality.
    Of course, it also sez Barco was the second coming of Zidane in this one, so take that for what it's worth.
     

Share This Page